Glass also contains a bonus interview with Adam Grace and long time friend Aaron FIsher, discussing the creation of glass, and magic in general.
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Adam Grace, creator of Ringtone and Frozen, will be playing the Jimmy Kimmel Live show — not as a magician, but amusician.
In case you didn’t know, Grace is a freakin’ amazing keyboardist and is currently playing with Truth & Salvage Co. The band’s debut, self-titled album was produced by Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes and released in May. The band has been touring in support of it, and that tour includes a stop on Kimmel.
The band said on its Facebook page that they will be playing the show at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16. If you’re in the area, support Adam and the gang — the band is awesome. And here’s hoping the band’s show is aired live on the show.
Today’s mystery item is a great effect with a ton of transparent uses: Glass.
Created by the ingenious rock star Adam Grace, Glass is a system that lets you manipulate ink from a dry-erase marker on both sides of a piece of glass. Instead of being a one-trick pony, Adam lets you develop your own miracles: The DVD is packed with more than 15 applications and effects. You can melt someone’s initials through glass. You can reveal a card. You can do all kinds incredible, ultra-visual effects.
Those of you who have Ringtone and Frozen know that Adam’s effects are solid. This system is worth the time and effort to learn. It’s practical, mostly clean (hey, dry-erase markers are messy. Not gonna lie), completely examinable and very simple.
What’s coming tomorrow? Check back then.
We thought this band should be called “The Adam Grace Band,” but we guess Truth & Salvage Co. is cool, too.
The band, for which Grace plays keyboards, has just returned from a trip to the Middle East where the band played for American troops in Kuwait and Iraq. They toured and played several bases, rocked out for a lot of troops and even got to fire some weapons. Grace even got a chance to rest his rump in the same chair where former Iraq leader Saddam Hussein sat to be interviewed by Dan Rather in 2003 (pictured above).
The band kept a blog about the trip; it is PACKED with pictures and stories and well worth the read. Writes Grace at the end:
It was good feeling to be back in the US. There’s no doubt that we have the greatest country in the world. We also have the greatest people who make up this country… men and women who sacrifice thier lives to keep us safe. Our Military is big in might… but it also has a lot of heart. Getting to see that first hand was an experience we will never forget.
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Truth and Salvage Co. is the latest musical project of Ellusionist artist Adam Grace, (pictured, left) who plays organ and keyboard in the band. The six-man project recently signed to Silver Arrow Records (label of the Black Crowes) through Megaforce Records. Its first album, produced by Chris Robinson, of the Black Crowes, should be released soon.
Until then, the band is touring through California and, from April 14 to 27, will play with Franky Perez for U.S. troops in Iraq. They have three songs available for download on the Web site. Spoiler alert: They rock.